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One&Only Reethi Rah Begins Vaccination Drive

One&Only Reethi Rah overwater view
One&Only Reethi Rah begun the process of vaccinating their staff in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health.

Set in the Indian Ocean and surrounded by crystal blue waters lapping against pure white sandy beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah is an ideal destination for tourists visiting the island nation. As part of the Resorts health and safety procedures, they are happy to announce that they have begun the process of vaccinating their staff in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health.

As of 19 February 2021, the Resort began the official vaccine drive offering all frontline colleagues the opportunity to receive their first dose. This process will continue until all colleagues that have requested to be vaccinated are vaccinated. Following the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism, the Resort hopes to vaccinate all colleagues when possible.

As one of the first resorts in the Maldives to being this process, they are looking to vaccinate as many of the front of house colleagues as possible and look forward to other resorts following suit.

As the world around us has changed and we learn to live in the new normal, I am delighted that our colleagues have the opportunity to protect themselves even more through this vaccination drive. I express my gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism, the Health Protection Agency and the Government of the Maldives for their continued support and fantastic approach to this pandemic.

Jan B. Tibaldi, General Manager at One&Only Reethi Rah.

As part of the Resorts response to the pandemic and in addition to the stringent health and safety protocols followed, the vaccine will offer colleagues and guests peace of mind as they are assured that the Resort is prepared for all eventualities.

About One&Only

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled.

Feature image by One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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